Sunday, July 27, 2014

***** These Boots Were Made for Hiking *****

For Sale

Two pair of Ladies size 10 Hiking Boots.
  Blue is Mammut brand, brown is Vasque brand.
Each pair worn only once.
Asking $90/pair
Call Darla, 848-7055

Thursday, July 24, 2014

McCarthy Falls, July 24, 2014

Commentary by Donna C., photos by Mar D.
A group of 7 hikers met as usual, Donna went home to get a sign up sheet which meant she led the hike, then  met in the pit off hwy 108 for a hike into McCarthy Falls.  Two new people joined us today - Elain and Roger - we enjoyed the falls while eating our lunch and Paavo came with the Marketplace and gave us the details of what was on special for groceries this week. Of course, it was McD's for refreshments afterwards. PHOTOS

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

***** Lake Superior Hiking *****

The Lake Superior hiking scheduled for July 28 and 29th has been rescheduled for August 11 and 12th.  Call Jean-Guy at 848-2544 for more information.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Panel Mine Peninsula, July 21, 2014

Commentary and photos by Allan R.
On Monday Al & Charlotte led 7 hikers to the Panel Mine Peninsula.  The weather was warm and hazy but very few flies. We had a relaxing lunch with a refreshing breeze overlooking Quirke Lake. We sure do live in a beautiful place!  PHOTOS

Monday, July 21, 2014

***** "Thanks!" from Randy, Carolle and Apricot *****

We received the following email from Randy;

To our friends in the Coureurs de Bois Voyageur Trail Outdoors Club, 

Thank you for allowing us to join your club outings on July 5, 7th and 10th. Nos aimerions vous remercier pour votre gentillesse; we felt very welcome and it was very enjoyable to join such a friendly, interesting and knowledgeable group of people. It was also exciting to see us mentioned and be part of the pictures of your internet site this week. Also, a special thanks to Chuck and Al who lead us on an exploration of trails at Esten Lake on July 9th. 

It was fun but also at the same time sad that we were no longer able to join you on a trail. Canine hiker Apricot is definitely missing these outings! 

Hopefully we will be able to make it to Elliot Lake next summer and join you again. Just keep looking for a black car with a yellow kayak on its roof along with a small dog eager to spend some time with you! We will continue to visit weekly your internet site and envy the beautiful surroundings you enjoy in Elliot Lake and Algoma. 

Wishing you all the best and a wonderful summer.

Carolle, Randal and Apricot

Saturday, July 19, 2014

McCabe Lake, July 19, 2014

Photos by Astrid T.
Six of us hiked to McCabe Lake today under a cloudless sky and with relatively few bugs along the way.  The low water level on McCabe allowed us to hike from the "campground" along the pebbled shore to a gorgeous sand beach we hadn't even known was there!  We lingered for close to an hour before making the return trek to the cars.  PHOTOS

***** July 31st hike *****

Please note that the hike for July 31 has been changed to TBA. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Horne Lake, July 14, 2014

Commentary and photos by Allan R.
Dianne & Shirley led a group of 14 from the Miners' Memorial along the trail from Horne Lake to the Ski Hill where we had lunch. We celebrated Pavo's 65th in song and enjoyed a leisurely break without Bugs! We walked approx. 5.5km and were back to the cars by 12:15. Of course we ended up at McD's for coffee.  PHOTOS

Photo Walk

Want to pick up a few tips on taking better outdoor photos? Join Sault This Week photographer Ali Pearson for a 2-3 hour PhotoWalk and learn some tricks of the trade. With the deadline for the VTA 40th anniversary photo contest just a few weeks away (Aug. 24), this may be your chance to take a winning photo. The event will take place along the Voyageur Trail in Sault Ste. Marie on July 26 at 1:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Bring a camera, water and sturdy shoes. Contact Steve Dominy for further details - 705-946-2484 or

Isaac Murdoch

Isaac Murdoch, the Bundle Keeper from the Serpent River First Nation, is coming back to speak at the Elliot Lake CLC meeting this Tuesday July 22nd at 6:30pm. The meeting will be on the 2nd floor of the White Mountain building in the meeting room (former Elliot Lake Inquiry room). Public is welcome.